Lizzo helped close out Saturday Night Live’s 48th season last night (Dec. 17) in her second appearance as the show’s musical guest this year. She performed “Break Up Twice” as well as Stevie Wonder’s “Someday at Christmas” on the episode, which was hosted by Elvis star Austin Butler.
The singer took the place of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who had to cancel their appearance while guitarist Nick Zinner continues to recover from pneumonia. Lizzo previously appeared on SNL in double duty as the host and music performer in April.
For the second go-around, Lizzo stuck to her newest material, offering a dramatized version of “Break Up Twice” featuring the singer in a staged bedroom scene. She reappeared in a festive gold and silver dress for a more traditional performance “Someday at Christmas,” which is also featured on a new holiday compilation from Amazon Music.
The latest Saturday Night Live stint caps off a big year for Lizzo. She released the Grammy-nominated album SPECIAL in July, shortly after being nominated for her first Emmy for her show Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls. The artist also just wrapped a fall arena tour, during which she played a 209-year-old flute once owned by President James Madison.
Most recently, the new documentary Love, Lizzo debuted Thanksgiving Day on HBO Max, and the cable network will also air Lizzo’s Live In Concert special on New Year’s Eve. The artist is up for five awards at the 2023 Grammys, which air Feb. 5 on CBS.